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stock-in-trade

noun [U]
 
 
( also trading stock) ACCOUNTING, FINANCE goods, such as parts, materials, and other assets, that a company or person owns: Land is both stock-in-trade and a financial liability. This list of contacts is your stock-in-trade.
the normal business of a person or company: Stories about scams are the stock-in-trade of political reporters. This company's stock-in-trade is buying houses in poor shape, fixing them up, and reselling them.
someone's usual behaviour or characteristics: His stock-in-trade was a volcanic anger.
Translations of “stock-in-trade”
in Chinese (Traditional) 典型特點, 典型行為, 慣用手法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 典型特点, 典型行为, 惯用手法…
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